THERE will be a week of fitness and fun at Resurgence Training Centre (RTC) in Port Kennedy next week as staff put on a huge fundraiser for the Heart Foundation.
Director Livi Silulu said he lost his nephew Reece McCracken to heart disease a few years ago at just 16 years of age.
“Reece was born with congenital heart disease, having only three chambers to his heart instead of four and was rushed into surgery as he took his first breaths into this world as a newborn,” he said.
“Our nephew defied the odds, surviving surgery after surgery during his short time with us and blessed us with 16 years of unforgettable moments.
“Those who knew Reece knew him for his selflessness, his guitar, his big smile and even bigger heart.
“He lived everyday purposely and lovingly towards everyone but especially towards his family.
“Reece is a big reason us brothers took the leap and opened RTC with us being motivated to make him proud of us.”
Mr Silulu said Reece had begun lifting weights in 2014 and could not wait to recover from surgery to train alongside his uncles.
“But sadly he didn’t make it back to us,” he said.
“Since the tragic day we lost Reece our family hasn’t been the same.”
Beginning on Monday there will be an open week at the centre, with all proceeds and donations going to the Heart Foundation.
“Bring a friend, have fun and join in on helping us celebrate another year of laughs, smashing goals and being better than yesterday,” Mr Silulu said.
There will be bootcamps and informative sessions for a gold coin donation. On Sunday is an open day with a bouncy castle and fun activities to celebrate the centre’s second birthday.
For tickets visit eventbrite.com.au and for information visit RTC Fundraiser for the Heart Foundation on Facebook.